Free training for local businesses to secure council contracts: Free workshops for local sports clubs on offer

14 Jan 2020

Free training for local businesses to secure council contracts

Workshops for local firms to help understand the procurement process and registering for local government contracts.

Free training for local businesses to help secure contracts with Moray Council

Aimed at micro, small and medium businesses who want to do business with the public sector, two free face-to-face training courses will be delivered in Elgin.

Getting the highest possible score in a public sector bid is essential to winning a contract, but it can be difficult to know what exactly the buyer is looking for. The first training event , 2.3 Improving Your Bid Score, is scheduled for 16 January at the Youth Café in Elgin and will provide an insight into buyers’ needs and expectations help businesses win maximum points.

The second training event is 2.1. Tender Procedures and the ESPD and will take place on 19 February at the same venue.  This covers the various types of tender procedures in detail, including processes and timescales. It also deals with the selection stage and completing the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD).

Diane Beattie, Head of Procurement at Moray Council, said it was vital that contractors seeking government work maximise their chances by increasing scores.

“There is an annual public spend of £11 billion in Scotland.”

“These free workshops will ensure Moray businesses are better informed about how to find, win and keep some of these public sector contracts.”

The workshops are a result of surveys undertaken in Moray by the Scottish Government’s Supplier Development Programme. Manager Gillian Cameron said the majority of businesses that responded sought better guidance on how to win contracts.

“These two workshops were the top responses from our surveys, so we hope to see a good turnout from small and medium-sized businesses in Moray to encourage their involvement in future bidding opportunities,” she said.

Visit www.sdpscotland.co.uk for more information.

For media enquiries contact:

Jennifer Payne

Development Officer – Marketing and Events

SDP Scotland

t: 01698454889

m: 07584174531

e: jennifer.payne@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

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